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: Greenwich Time Signal; Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

Where are you going this year?
Roma Mongredien suggests some holiday courses.

Lovely Lace
Maude Davis

Beauty Spot
Ear piercing and ear-rings

Spring in the Air
Viewers' suits

Sleeping Well: 2
Some advice from a physiotherapist.

The Zither
Tina Velden

Introduced by Rosalind Critchlow.


Item presenter (Where are you going this year?): Roma Mongredien
Item presenter (Lovely Lace): Maude Davis
Item presenter (Sleeping Well): A physiotherapist [name uncredited]
Zitherist (The Zither): Tina Velden
Presenter: Rosalind Critchlow
Producer: Mane Bingham

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC telefilm)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Wynford Vaughan Thomas: "...and there was I..."

Wynford Vaughan Thomas recalls exciting moments from his life as a commentator.


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: No Alibi

[Starring] Bruce Seton
A detective film.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian, continues his stories of gay London nights.


Storyteller: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presenter by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine: 6 - The Secret of the Machine Puppetry
by Elizabeth Donaldson.
Written and produced by Vere Lorrimer.
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey Watson)

Stranger than Fiction: A bridge hanging in the air
Another film in a series about the unusual and the curious.

Treasure Hunt
Norman Cook, Director of the Guildhall Museum tells another exciting story of treasure trove.

Olympic Gymnastics
Bill Latto discusses Olympic gymnastics with Frank Turner four times British Champion who gives demonstrations on the high horizontal bar parallel bars, and vaulting horse.

(to 18.00)


Author (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Adapter/producer (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Voices (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Cameron Hall
Animations (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Programme devised by (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (Treasure Hunt): Norman Cook
Devised and presented by (Treasure Hunt): Michael Barsley
Interviewer (Olympic Gymnastics): Bill Latto
Interviewee/gymnast (Olympic Gymnastics): Frank Turner

: Highlight

People events comments of today introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Fabian of Scotland Yard

Bruce Seton in a film from this series.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, Bob Monkhouse and Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with C B S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors - using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Amateur Boxing: The Finals of the Schools' Boxing Championships

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Organised by the Schools' Amateur Boxing Association in conjunction with "The Star"


Commentator: Fred Verlander

: Everything Happens to Me

Harry Green says Everything Happens to Me.


Monologist: Harry Green
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Isn't It Romantic?

(The last in the series)
Presenting your love story in words and music with the Ray Martin Orchestra.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester


Musicians: The Ray Martin Orchestra
Scriptwriter: Leonard Fincham
Scriptwriter: Lawrie Wyman
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Designer: Ronald Inales
Producer: Douglas Moodie

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.
Followed by The Weather; Close Down


Film Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Cameraman: Robin Still
Film editor: Valerie Best
Writer/producer: Harry Govan

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